The Development and Testing of a Three-Section Cloze Test of English Proficiency

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The purpose of this research was to develop and test a three-section cloze test of English proficiency and to norm it for use as a means of level placement. The study sample consisted of ESL students at Brookhaven Community College and the Intensive English Language Institute of North Texas State University, as well as a group of native speakers. Four types of statistical analysis were used: analysis of variance, Pearson product-moment correlations, a t-Test, and a multiple comparison procedure, the Scheffé test. The cloze test was sensitive to significant differences between every level at both schools. Subsequently it was normed ... continued below

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Lindholm, Lauralee August 1985.

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The purpose of this research was to develop and test a three-section cloze test of English proficiency and to norm it for use as a means of level placement. The study sample consisted of ESL students at Brookhaven Community College and the Intensive English Language Institute of North Texas State University, as well as a group of native speakers. Four types of statistical analysis were used: analysis of variance, Pearson product-moment correlations, a t-Test, and a multiple comparison procedure, the Scheffé test. The cloze test was sensitive to significant differences between every level at both schools. Subsequently it was normed to a four-level system and score ranges for each level were suggested.

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Lindholm, Lauralee. The Development and Testing of a Three-Section Cloze Test of English Proficiency, thesis, August 1985; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504105/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .